Jenny Howard, a Fallston graduate running for the University of Wisconsin, finished fifth in her second 5,000-meter race of the season atthe Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships last weekend at Ohio State.
Her time of 16 minutes, 43.60 seconds was a provisional qualifying time for the NCAA championships March 13 and 14. NCAA officials will gather all the top times from this season and select a cut-off time. Howard, a freshman, should find out this weekend whether her time was good enough to make the cut.
In the conference championships, Howard improved her previous time in the 5,000 meters by 10 seconds. The winner, Tracy Dahl of Iowa, finished in 16:36.15.
The Big Ten Freshman of the Year in cross country, Howard also finished fifth in the 3,000 meters with a time of 9:44.97.